Rescued 2 days after a collapse in one of Britain’s deepest caves

Rescued 2 days after a collapse in one of Britain's deepest caves

YouA man in his 40s was rescued alive this Monday after spending more than two days in one of Britain’s three deepest caves, Ogof Fffinon DDU.

Sky News reports that the speleologist (which is dedicated to the study of caves) suffered serious injuries while still alive. He broke his jaw, a leg and still has a spinal injury.

Around 300 people were involved in the rescue operation at Brecon Beacon, Wales. According to team spokesman Peter Francis, 74, it was the longest stretcher rescue ever in Britain. “We are very pleased with the result”, he told reporters.

The speleologist, described by Peter Francis as expert, had been trapped in the cave since last Saturday after falling inside the cave. “It was bad luck. He wasn’t in the dangerous part of the cave, just something fell under him”, explained a spokesman for the rescue team.

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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